Category Archives: Organizing & cleaning
The Best Position For A TV Set – TV sets are not so small as they used to be. In our homes we have each year bigger and thinner TV screens. If you too plan to have a new TV, stick to simple rules how to choose one that will give you much pleasure in watching your favorite sport game, film or news programs.
Big room, big screen
The first rule is about the size of TV screen. The measure of the screen diagonal should be 1/3 of the distance between TV set and the sofa. For example, 54 cm TV screen is suitable for the room where the distance from the place you sitting to the TV set is 162 cm. 72 cm screen needs a bigger room, and the distance should be 216 cm.
Small Space Living Ideas – As cities become more populated, living spaces are shrinking. Small-space living has been the norm in mega-cities like New York and L.A. for decades. However, now smaller cities are starting to feel the space-crunch. City councils across North America are making urban density a part of their future plans for growth. With those urban plans come more compact homes and a need for city dwellers to get more creative with their living spaces. Here are four of the most popular small space living ideas that help make the most of compact homes:
1. Dual-function rooms. No longer do city residents have the luxury of having an entire room devoted to a single purpose. Instead, rooms like the living room, kitchen, and spare bedroom must pull double and even triple duty, serving multiple purposes.
Freshen Up Your Home With Dried Lavender – The dried flowers of the scented lavender can be used in multiple ways around the home to keep it naturally scented and fresh. Beside the clean, sweet-sharp and slightly old-fashioned scent of lavender, all those toxic artificial things seem pretty pathetic.
Dried lavender and the scent of lavender have long been associated with linen cupboards and laundry. This is because lavender contains a natural insect repellent which helps to keep moths and other unwanted lodgers at bay, such as ants and silverfish (and probably cockroaches, at least to some extent). Lavender smells much nicer on clothes than mothballs by a long chalk. It may also be used in the vacuum cleaner to prevent the bad smell of dust when doing the domestic cleaning.
How to keep your kitchen clean? Kitchens are a crucial part of every cleaning regimen. The presence of all types of food, from raw meat to crumby cookies, makes it a particularly dirty place in the home. And, the fact that we cook and eat in the kitchen make the room’s bacteria particularly dangerous to your home’s inhabitants. So stay on top of your cleaning game and use these five tips to keep your kitchen a home for food and not bacteria.
1. Clean as you go, particularly while cooking. This is the best way to avoid huge piles of dirty dishes (in a home without a dishwasher, of course), which are great hiding places for mold and bacterial growth. Pots and pans are easiest to clean just after cooking, although it is advisable to let them cool down first.
How To Use An Extra Room in Your Home? What do you do with that extra room in your home? The one that has no real purpose except to collect things? Or you may have an empty room or two when the last of the children have moved out or gone away to school. We end up with lots of remnants of their lives, but no kids. This room becomes either a shrine with no real purpose or a place to collect all the things we don’t know where to put.
We are so often cluttered with the stuff from grown children that gets left behind as they get established elsewhere on their own. They like to have the unpaid additional storage space in a parent’s home or they just don’t want to make any decision about what to do with their things.